Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Free Step by Step guide to Making Squidoo Lenses

I just found a new Squidoo step by step guide put together by ten experienced Giant Squid lensmasters:
aj2008         BevPaper     CleanerLife      Drifter0658       GrowWear   
inkserotica    Joan4           Michey            mukunda22       pkmcr

It is worth downloading and reading for sure.  It is a FREE guide.  What a Christmas present!!!  
Go to:  http://www.duxburymcr.com/ebooks/squidoostepbystep.pdf 

If you would like to read more about how this guide was created check out the lens that tells the story at:

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I still have four of my lenses in the top 10,000 one is ranked 1,183!!!!

As of Novemember 18, 2009 3:30 EST.  I have a few of my lenses that are doing very well in the rankings over the past week- even without me promoting them since my wireless connection has not been working.... Please take a look at them or any of my other Squidoo lenses on my lensography.
1st  My top ranked lens about the Apocalypse
2nd  #6,086 Loan Cancellation for Teachers
3rd #7,715 Tips for Lensmasters
4th #9,932 Freebies for Teachers

I also have a website featuring baby & kids freebies.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

One of my lenses received a Purple Star - My 1st One...

I opened my email today and I had a message from Squidoo notifying me that one of my lenses received a Purple Star. I am pretty excited, honored and very surprised.  If you go and check it out you may see that the lens is showing that it is NOT ranked yet.  That is because I just changed the Squidoo category/topic today from Animals & Nature to Health & Medicine.  I would love to hear your thoughts about this lens or any of my other lenses.

Here is the lens that received the Purple Star honor: 


Purple stars are awarded weekly to our favorite lenses created by all-star Giant Squids. Read up on what I will get, besides a pretty purple star on my lens and a Lensrank turboboost at:


Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am looking for a way to back up my computer online

I am looking for ways to back up my computer & I did find this. Carbonite Online Backup FREE for 15 days.

Protect your files with Carbonite Online Backup

Do you use it? If so please leave me your comments.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I am having problems with my tweets/updates showing up on Twitter...you may too & not even know it.

This is the bug report I initially sent in to Twitter on June 28, 2009 3:47pm

Recently I noticed that my tweets are NOT showing up when someone is searching a topic. For example when I search my profile name "Teddi14" I should see all the tweets and replies but I only see replies NOT my original tweets. When I use Tweetdeck I search a number of topics and none of my tweets are showing up--even when I use the hash tags. I am a Squidoo lensmaster and when I search "Squidoo" none of my updates are showing up. I updated about 10 of my lenses today and when I searched "squidoo" none of my tweets/updates showed up.

Please let me know why this is happening. Did I do something to cause this?

Teddi Kella

My second message on my request ticket:

I went to known problems and found something similar but not exactly the same at: http://help.twitter.com/forums/31935/entries/29912 (my problems is no to each search-- well part of one...) This link instructs me to search for my user name & search for updates--so that is what I did.

1. My updates are NOT showing up at http://search.twitter.com either. (my user name is ONLY showing up when someone replies to my tweet).
2. I am NOT showing up in a people search at http://twitter.com/search/users

See my searches for yourself:
1. http://search.twitter.com/search?q=teddi14
2. http://twitter.com/search/users?q=teddi14&category=people&source=users

10:00pm June 30, 2009
Then I found another forum about this problem at:

How does this affect you? I know I have had almost zero new followers per day as a result since I noticed this was happening (a few weeks now). I imagine it is because NO ONE CAN SEE MY TWEETS EXCEPT CURRENT FOLLOWERS! For example, any updates I do for my lenses are not able to be seen on a trending topic or found during a search on a topic. I was able to scroll back and found that my updates where not there as far back as 12 days ago. I found many many people are having the same problem when I visited the link above.


Q: Here is how to find out if it is happening to you too.

1. Search your user name at http://search.twitter.com
See if updates from you show up. Your user name should show up the first word on most of the tweets--my user name is ONLY showing up when someone replies to my tweet! If your user name is NOT showing up as the first word on each tweet then ONLY your followers can see this tweet...make sense?
2. Search your user name here http://twitter.com/search/users
See if you show up in people search.

A: If your user name does not show up here is what you need to do. Go to this site: http://help.twitter.com/forums/31935/entries/38518?page=1 and add a comment-you will find the link to add the comment at the bottom of the page.

I hope this is not happening to you but if it is at least Twitter will know about it. I hope they get this fixed soon. It is REALLY affecting my marketing strategies with Twitter & Squidoo.

Sad & Angry,

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Can I just say I love using Squidaholic! I know others can see my stats too but I just love it. It is a useful to for any lensmaster. If you have not tried this tool it is worth a visit.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Squidoo Policy Updates

We knew the time would come for changes... Change is good!

Find out about the new policy updates on Squidoo by MeganCasey. Megan is a founding member and the Editor in Chief of Squidoo.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New themes on Squidoo

I am so excited about the new themes available on Squidoo. If you have not checked them out you are missing out. Go to the lens workshop and click on "themes". Be sure after you publish it to view the lens to make sure you want to keep the other things like the "black" box the same color.

Here is one squidoo lens about Extreme Weather that I added the highlight theme to. I think it looks good. I also added the purple theme to my lens about Prince. How fitting huh... What do you think?

Have fun!!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Calling all Giant Squids

If you are a Giant Squid this lens is a must visit for you. New lens themes, contest and summer school with prizes too.

Read more about this awesome opportunity. Click here to get to the lens.

Sign up is by June 12th & late sign up is until June 19th. Sign up sooner vs. later.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How do you make money with Squidoo?

I could not have said it any better than Giant Squid lensmaster & Squid Angel, Christene. She did such a great description that I am just going to add the link to here lens here.

Click here to find out more about how to get paid on Squidoo

Thanks so much Christene for making this lens! Many lensmasters want to know how it works.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Join the Squidoo Chat Room

Fluffanutta has done it again. Here is his lens that takes you to the Squidoo Chat room. http://www.squidoo.com/chat-room

This is definitely a place I will visit often. How about you? Have you been there yet? Let me know your thoughts.

Chat with you later,


Saturday, April 11, 2009

My lens has had 341 visits in the last 7 days. 93 visits yesterday...

All this traffic just searching for
legitimate baby & kids freebies.

P.S. this is my lens that had a bug on Jan. 1, 2009 and the rank dropped over 100,000 in ranking and NEVER got corrected--even with me and another reporting the bug so ANY traffic, angel blessings, sharing will help me regain the ranking this lens deserves.... so please share my lens with others on your blog, lensroll, email, social bookmarking, twitter etc.

You can read what other lensmasters are saying about this at this SquidU forum post

Thanks I love Squidoo!!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I made it... I am now a Giant Squid

I just opened my email and I found out I made Giant Squid. I am so excited. All my hard work paid off. I am so proud to be a Giant Squid. I am reading the Giant Squid Handbook now on pdf. I can not wait to use all the cool Giant Squid tools and get my badge on my profile!

If you are looking to become a Giant Squid a great place to start is reading this lens.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just finished my 50th lens & applied to be a Giant Squid!!

I sure hope I make it. I have worked very hard to get my lenses up to snuff...

Here is my 50th lens:
http://www.squidoo.com/severe_weather_phobia I am a bit upset tonight (Wednesday) because for some reason my newest lens is not loading and I can not edit it either. I did submit a bug report.

Please feel free to check out some of my other lenses though at: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Teddi14 or I would love it if you a fan too.

See you there & wish me luck!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

I have set a goal of reaching 250 Squidoo fans by March 1st, 2009...Can you help me?

I have made a personal goal to have at least 250 Squidoo fans by March 1st, 2009. As of today Feb. 22nd, 2009 I have 158 fans. Just seven days to reach my goal.

Can you help me? I have a diverse list of over 45 lenses. I am sure there are some of interest to you or somebody you know. If you are not a fan would you consider becoming one? If you are a fan already you can still help me by passing my Squido bio link on to someone else send out a tweet about it on twitter?

Please check me out on Squidoo:
http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Teddi14 or go directly to my lensography and read more about me first if you would like: http://www.squidoo.com/teddi

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Great Toolbar for Lensmasters

thefluffanutta lensmaster has done it again. I just footed this great lens with information on how to get the SquidUtils Toolbar: Check it out here!

- it looks like it is the ultimate browser addon for Squidoo Lensmasters (Firefox and IE)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

See the top 100 Lenses in all categories

If you have not checked out squidoorati.alltop yet it is worth a visit.

This site lists all the top 100 Squidoo lenses. I footed this site and Stumbled it too!

I have two of mine listed. Pretty cool. My collection of my online profiles lens is listed as #1 under the "About Me" category. And my Free Baby Stuff ~ Samples ~ Special Offers lens is listed #2 under "Parenting".


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Attention Squidoo Lensmasters

Hello Squidooers, you might want to double check your Facebook connect setting on your Squidoo bio- Mine somehow got turned "off".

Also, if you have made a Twitter Storm double check your Royality settings on each Storm. Mine did not default to the cash option like they were set up to.


Saturday, January 31, 2009

Help me please with my Squidoo lens that dropped from 400ish in ranking to 116,611 in ONE DAY

Just after the new year was rung in my highest ranked lens dropped from 400ish in ranking to 116,611 in one day! I have alerted Squidoo of this bug but so far nothing has been done to help. My lens actually got as high in the rankings as 45!!!

Problem--Apparently I was updating my lens when the site was updating and as a result for some reason bumped my lens way way down. I am just crushed because I have worked extremely hard on keeping it updated and spreading the word about it. You can read more about it and what other lensmasters are saying at Squid U: http://www.squidu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=27299 and http://www.squidu.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=174650#p174650

You can help by tweeting the following:

Limited time baby & kids freebies at:

The more visitors and ratings I get it will help. I have given up on Squidoo resolving the situation--I just want my lens back where it was in the rankings. You can also add my lens link to your blog, website or Squidoo lens.

Thanks for helping!!!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I am inching toward Giant Squid.

If you are a lensmaster you know that there is a designation of Giant Squid. I currently have 42 lenses just 8 lenses away from qualifying. My goal is to be a Giant Squid by the next deadline of March 31, 2009 (the next deadline).

Here is where to find out how to become a Giant Squid: http://www.squidoo.com/GiantSquids

Good Luck!


Monday, January 19, 2009

I finally joined Tagfoot

So far I like it. I have uploaded lots of pics, videos, favorites and my wish list. I will be applying soon to begin to get adsense credit. Woo Hoo!

Click here to check it out for yourself



Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cool site for Twitter users.

Thanks to JaguarJulie I found a great site for Twitter users. It is called Twitter Grader. The Twitter Grade measures the reach and authority of a Twitter user.

Other cool stuff too. You can get a badge for your lens bio, your blog or your website. You can also search for Twitter users by location, name, keyword, or email address. The site has a new TwitSnip bookmarklet -- the coolest way to tweet content from any website.

Here is mine http://twitter.grader.com/teddi14


Friday, January 16, 2009


"Psst . . . have you heard?"

If you have not heard the buzz about this new way to spread tweets like a virus and get more lens traffic you have got to check out
and start a discussion today!

Take note that when you make a lens with this plug in royalty setting does default to charity and not to cash so if you want to change it to cash you have to change the setting when you create or update the lens.

Have fun and many tweets & traffic to you!

Here is my first twttrstrm:

Here is my second twttrstrm:

Here is my third twttrstrm:


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Need Help Getting your Lens Noticed

I have a lens that just might help with that. http://www.squidoo.com/tips_on_how_to_get_my_lens_noticed

It has lots of links to sites, blogs & lenses that can help even a seasoned lensmaster. I hope the information I have there can help you!


Saturday, January 10, 2009

My newest lens

I created a lens to help me to organize my online life.

I would love for you to check it out.

Be sure to vote on what you would call this type of lens a profileography or a webography. See what name is winning so far...



If you too have a blog add it here...

Potpiegirl has something for you!

Go to http://www.potpiegirl.com/top-100-squidoo-blogs/ and see the top 100 Squidoo blogs and submit yours too!


If you are a CafeMom member join a Squidoo group for lensmaster moms

There is a group on Cafemom for Squidoo moms. Once at the site go to the groups and search "Addicted to Squidoo" to find it and join! You can click on the banner below to get there.


Join CafeMom Today!

The best place for Lensmasters to visit daily

If you are a lensmaster you must visit SquidUtils. SquidUtils.com - is a website developed by the lensmaster & Giant Squid: thefluffanutta.

SquidUtils.com is not owned by or affiliated with Squidoo.com or SquidU.com, and is provided only for Lensmasters to use with their own Lenses.

I LOVE the advanced dashboard that is available. It is so much easier to make changes to my lenses here. The coolest thing I found there is being able to ping my lens.

This is the site were I also got my fans counter graphic/button which I added to this blog, my bio, and other profiles on the web. It is a great way to get visitors and to spread the word about Squidoo.

I think this site is one of the single most useful sites for lenmasters to use in developing & maintaining their lenses.

Here is my collection of StumbleUpon Squidoo favorites.


I enjoy using SU to give thumbs up to sites I like.


I have been with Squidoo since June 2008

I can not even remember how I found Squidoo but I am glad I did. All aspects of my online affiliate marketing attempts and my website have improved with the networking I have done since I have became a lensmaster.

I currently have 36 lenses created and I have even had one lens, Baby & Kids Freebies, make it to #48 out of all the lenses on Squidoo! It remained there for 43 days.

My next goal is to become a giant squid! I think I will be able to accomplish this goal by March 31st 2009. Wish me luck. You can help me out with that by visiting my lenses.

If you want to become a lensmaster too please this link
http://www.squidoo.com/lensmaster/referral/Teddi14 to get started today.